Events, Meetings & Announcements

City of Atlanta Commissioner of Parks & Rec Presents 2016 Budget Proposal to City Council

May 6 - Atlanta City Hall - 1pm

City of Atlanta Commissioner of Parks and Recreation, Amy Phuong, will present the proposed parks and recreation budget to Atlanta City Council on Wednesday, May 6 at 1pm. Join Park Pride and show your support for an increased parks budget, and don't forget to wear a green shirt!

South Prescient Officers/Citizens Appreciation Day

May 9 - Exchange Park - 11am

Come celebrate the commitment of the police and community with the South Prescient Police Department on Saturday, May 9th from 11 am - 5 pm at Exchange Park (2771 Columbia Dr, Decatur, GA 30034). There will be kids activities, food, fun and games - join us! For more information, to donate or volunteers, contact Carolyn Fields: 404.286.7948.

Second Saturday Safari: Magnificent Mushrooms

May 9 - Blue Heron Nature Preserve - 10 am

 Join mushroom expert Mary Woehrel for a glance into the mysterious lives of mushrooms! Enjoy a lecture on how to identify edible and poisonous mushrooms, then take a walk through the Preserve to look for native mushrooms! This event always sells out, so register soon! More information on the Blue Heron Nature Preserve website.

Anderson Park Field Dedication Ceremony

May 13 - Anderson Park - 4pm

Come out and join Mayor Kasim Reed, the Atlanta Falcons and the City of Atlanta Department of Parks and Recreation as we celebrate the newly renovated football field and track at Anderson Park on May 13th at 4pm. The Centers of Hope Youth will participate in a sports clinic with the Atlanta Falcons Players following the program.

PARC Meeting

May 13 - Grant Park - 7:30 am

On the second Wednesday of every month at 7:30am, Park Pride brings together community leaders and park advocates from throughout Atlanta for education, networking and strategy. Representatives from dozens of Friends of the Park Groups, park conservancies and the parks department visit a different park to learn more about the community efforts in that park, discuss current greenspace issues and support each other in efforts to improve our parks and our park system. This month, join us in the large pavilion in Grant Park off of Boulevard.

River Revival benefiting Chattahoochee Riverkeeper

May 14 - Terminal West - 7pm

This year's River Revival, benefiting the Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, will be hosted at Terminal West. This year's theme is "New Orleans Jazz Fest" and the evening will be filled with the sounds of Cajun, jazz, funk, blues, roots and soul. The River Rock Star Awards will also be presented. For more information about this event and to purchase tickets, visit the River Revival webpage.

Atlanta BeltLine Jamboree

May 16 - Washington Park

The Atlanta BeltLine Jamboree will celebrate Atlanta's creative and playful energy with live music, food and beverages, field day games, and much more on May 16 in Washington Park. Join us for this neighborhood-friendly fundraising event to play games for all ages, enjoy great food and entertainment, and learn more about the Atlanta BeltLine. For more information, visit the Atlanta BeltLine website.

PLAY DAY at Adair Park

May 17 - Adair Park - 1 pm

PLAY DAY is a free, fun-filled day of sports, fitness, nutrition, education, arts and sustainable initiatives where local coaches and organizations come together to facilitate activities, drills and games for various sports. Everyone is invited to join the fun on Sunday, May 17th starting at 1 pm in Adair Park I.

Park Pride's Community Garden Tour

May 30 - Love is Love Farm - 1pm

Be inspired by what’s growing in Atlanta and DeKalb with local garden enthusiasts at Park Pride’s Community Garden Tour! You don’t have to be an experienced gardener to enjoy this event; if you want to learn more about community gardens in Atlanta and DeKalb, this tour will provide plenty of insight and inspiration. This tour will last from 1-5pm, and you can choose to travel by bike or bus! Register today.

Park Pride's Walk & Talk Social

May 31 - South Bend Park - 2pm

The Walk & Talk Social at South Bend Park, with naturalists Kathryn Kolb and Jessica Muhammad of Eco-A, is an opportunity to meet other park enthusiast and experience an urban forest with knowledgeable guides. This walk is family friendly and will last from 2-4pm. You do not need to be a member of a Friends of the Park group to participate. Register today.

Georgia Trail Summit

June 4-6 - Athens, GA

The Georgia Trail Summit is taking place June 4-6, 2015 in Athens, GA. The Summit is open to everyone, especially trail builders, users, policy makers, planners, advocates, designers, nonprofits and park managers. For more information about the Summit, call for presentations, or registration, refer to the Georgia Trail Summit website.

Mountain Way Common's Pajama Jog

June 6 - Chastain Square - 11 pm

Launch the summer! Get in on the family-friendly fun at the 2nd Annual Mountain Way Common Midnight Pajama Jog, a 5k run/walk event featuring wild pajamas and crazy light ups at Chastain Square in support of Phase One of Mountain Way Common. This Georgia Grand Prix event is open for registration on For more information, visit the Mountain Way Common website.

The Georgia Native Milkweed Plant & Seed Sale

June 6 - Blue Heron Nature Preserve - 10am

sawrtg Blue Heron Nature Preserve and partner Pine Tree Garden Club host the Georgia Native Milkweed Plant & Seed Sale on June 6th from 10am-12pm at the Blue Heron Nature Preserve. All plants are grown from hand collected Georgia native seed from Rock Spring Farm and are pesticide free. Live plants as well as seed packets will be available for sale. All proceeds to benefit Blue Heron Nature Preserve and the Atlanta Audubon Society. For more information, visit the Blue Heron website.

Pints for Parks

June 16 - Orpheus Brewing - 6pm

Join park (and beer!) enthusiasts at Pints for Parks at Orpheus Brewing on Tuesday, June 16 from 6-9pm, benefitting Park Pride’s Volunteer Program. Prepare for a fun evening of tasting unique beers at this Midtown brewery, enjoying the views of Piedmont Park from the patio, a silent auction, plus great company and networking with community members who love parks and volunteerism as much as you do. Register today.

Park Visioning: Parks of Summer Hill Preliminary Design Review Public Meeting

June 23 - Georgia Hill Center - 7pm

Park Pride and the Parks of Summerhill Steering Committee invite you to participate, share your thoughts and help develop concepts for both existing and potential parks in the neighborhood. Attend this public meeting at the Georgia Hill Center to review the preliminary park designs that resulted from the earlier design workshop. We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, June 123 from 7-9pm as the Park Visioning process continues!

Park Pride's Volunteer Workshop

July 15 - Location TBD - 6pm

The Volunteer Workshop will focus on recruiting and hosting volunteers while navigating city or county rules.  He will share tips for common projects like invasive plant removal and tree mulching. You do not need to be a member of a Friends of the Park group to participate in this event. Register now.

Park Pride's Fundraising Workshoop

August 27 - Location TBD - 6pm

The Fundraising Workshop will share tips on engaging your community in creative fundraising campaigns. If you are going after grants, planning a brick sale or asking neighbors for donations this workshop is for you! The workshop will run from 6-8pm, location is TBD. You do not need to be a member of a Friends of the Park group to participate in this event. Register today.

Love Your Block Grant Deadline

Oct. 15 - Online - 12pm

Love Your Block (LYB) is a program to support citizens and neighborhood groups who want to plan and organize efforts to beautify their communities. This year, Love Your Block will be offered as a grantmaking track of the Neighborhood Fund, an initiative of The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, with an October 15 application deadline. LYB provides mini-grants up to $1,000 to residential groups in the metro Atlanta area. Submit application materials by 12pm on Thursday, October 15th to meet the deadline. Application materials are available on The Community Foundation website.

Park Pride's Cider & Donut Social

Nov. 14 - Location TBD - 2pm

Join Park Pride for the cider and donuts at this Friend of the Park social. Share stories of success from 2015 and plot plans for 2016. This is an opportunity to connect with fellow park enthusiast and learn more about Park Pride’s Friends of the Park program. This social will run from 2-4pm at a location TBD. You do not need to be a member of a Friends of the Park group to participate in this event. Register today.